Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
42 Reviews
3.2
42 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience for coop

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Product Engineer - Co-op
    Current Employee - Product Engineer - Co-op

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to see different part of the plant and get involved with projects. Friendly coworkers that are willing to help

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work for long hours or weird shifts, other than that, it was a good experience for me.

  2.  

    Best company I have ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You are treated with respect

    Cons

    Would be better if they had straight shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should offer straight shifts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Not the best work environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

    Pros

    company values were strong and senior management was nice

    Cons

    office culture was very boring

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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - South Weld Engineer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - South Weld Engineer in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    will learn everything about lean manufacturing. Good example of a manufacturing environment.

    Cons

    You will have to work hard to get noticed. Everyone there is a hard worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the smaller people better, they usually have pretty good advice on improvements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    TEMA Body Weld Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TEMA Body Weld Engineering Intern in Woodstock, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - TEMA Body Weld Engineering Intern in Woodstock, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Good team dynamics
    Travel opportunities
    Fair pay
    Fast implementation of welding equipment
    Non-unionized (at the time)
    Very friendly assembly line staff

    Cons

    Open concept office
    Welding area does not have natural light (acceptable for the area)
    Reporting style is too lean to provide real depth to a design problem (TBP reporting)
    Poor cooperation between TMMC and TEMA (not too terrible)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Bilingualism

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in London, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Was able to apply my french language skills in a comfortable setting, with assistance along the way.

    Cons

    -Was primarily working on the telephone for a 7.5 hour shift, which grew tiring after approximately one year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to encourage internal growth, and possibility for advancement within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard demoralizing workplace.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QCRI Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - QCRI Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for manual labor at one point though that's on decline.

    Cons

    Bosses & managers that behave like dictators promoting they're buddies and family members despite incompetence, and do not reward good workers.

    Workers on contract are on 3 month review now have to be there for min 5+ years to be hired full time. Pay dropped to $24/hr from around 28 when I was there, as were benefits and medical.

    People working online can hope to last 10 years without serious injury if strong, if not ur pretty much lost, and will never recover to work properly anywhere else manually.

    Other employees there under contractors are constantly intimidated and verbally abused.

    Production must go on no matter what, a while back when corolla engines were still being made there, the air compressor robot that cleans engine blocks broke and I personally saw the supervisor tell people to put the dirty engine blocks on line to be built, 6 months later 33000 engines were recalled. Quality is getting worse there every year, as cost cutting penny pinching and worker fatique sets in.

    Toyota never has a layoff, it only has a end of contract.

    Pray u don't buy a Friday/ Saturday OT or Monday car as people there are pissed off that they have another hard week ahead of them. Anyone who has worked there knows and has seen the death stares at north plant cafeteria on a Monday morning.

    People working there get into stupor and to comfortable and get them self's into trouble by getting cars and mortgage they can barely afford and then get stuck working there since no other labor job can sustain that lifestyle.

    If you are young stay there 5-6 years if u can, and save as much as possible, then go to school or start ur own bussiness , that way in will have job security in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ur heads out of our own asses. Start treating people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Quality Control Weld

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Woodstock, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Student in Woodstock, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Less physically strenuous than other line jobs, great team, constant job rotation

    Cons

    Very hot in summer, lot's of over time (extra cash though!!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more airflow in side member qc check

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too late to start over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    One day i might get a pension, if i make it...12 years left

    Cons

    mismanaged, disrespectful, detrimental to personal life, high rate of injury, and very much an adversarial environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    say what you mean and mean what you say.
    follow your own policies
    appreciate the workers who have won the awards that you take the credit for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wish I knew the direction this company would go before I dedicated my working life to it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cambridge, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good for full time employees. Good job security.

    Cons

    Constantly having benefits eroded. Start wage is lower than when the plant started in 1988.
    Sociopathic, Sometimes sadistic management.
    Extremely hard on the body, hurting all the time.
    Jobs are always getting harder and the line only gets faster and faster.
    Toyota preaches "kaizen" which means continuous improvement. This does not translate into improvement of compensation or working conditions. Only more money in company's coffers.
    High divorce rate due to lack of time for family life.
    Forced 48 hour work week.
    No raises in the foreseeable future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ready to deal with us unionizing. Every day that goes by means more and more cards in the mail. It's only a matter of time. We're fed up and we will not be bought off with a few token gestures!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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